hold


From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Hold \Hold\ (h[=o]ld), n. [D. hol hole, hollow. See Hole.]
   (Naut.)
   The whole interior portion of a vessel below the lower deck,
   in which the cargo is stowed.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Hold \Hold\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Held; p. pr. & vb. n.
   Holding. Holden, p. p., is obs. in elegant writing,
   though still used in legal language.] [OE. haldan, D. houden,
   OHG. hoten, Icel. halda, Dan. holde, Sw. h[*a]lla, Goth.
   haldan to feed, tend (the cattle); of unknown origin. Gf.
   Avast, Halt, Hod.]
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   1. To cause to remain in a given situation, position, or
      relation, within certain limits, or the like; to prevent
      from falling or escaping; to sustain; to restrain; to keep
      in the grasp; to retain.
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            The loops held one curtain to another. --Ex. xxxvi.
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            Thy right hand shall hold me.         --Ps. cxxxix.
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            They all hold swords, being expert in war. --Cant.
                                                  iii. 8.
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            In vain he seeks, that having can not hold.
                                                  --Spenser.
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            France, thou mayst hold a serpent by the tongue, . .
            .
            A fasting tiger safer by the tooth,
            Than keep in peace that hand which thou dost hold.
                                                  --Shak.
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   2. To retain in one's keeping; to maintain possession of, or
      authority over; not to give up or relinquish; to keep; to
      defend.
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            We mean to hold what anciently we claim
            Of deity or empire.                   --Milton.
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   3. To have; to possess; to be in possession of; to occupy; to
      derive title to; as, to hold office.
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            This noble merchant held a noble house. --Chaucer.
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            Of him to hold his seigniory for a yearly tribute.
                                                  --Knolles.
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            And now the strand, and now the plain, they held.
                                                  --Dryden.
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   4. To impose restraint upon; to limit in motion or action; to
      bind legally or morally; to confine; to restrain.
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            We can not hold mortality's strong hand. --Shak.
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            Death! what do'st? O, hold thy blow.  --Grashaw.
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            He had not sufficient judgment and self-command to
            hold his tongue.                      --Macaulay.
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   5. To maintain in being or action; to carry on; to prosecute,
      as a course of conduct or an argument; to continue; to
      sustain.
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            Hold not thy peace, and be not still. --Ps. lxxxiii.
                                                  1.
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            Seedtime and harvest, heat and hoary frost,
            Shall hold their course.              --Milton.
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   6. To prosecute, have, take, or join in, as something which
      is the result of united action; as to, hold a meeting, a
      festival, a session, etc.; hence, to direct and bring
      about officially; to conduct or preside at; as, the
      general held a council of war; a judge holds a court; a
      clergyman holds a service.
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            I would hold more talk with thee.     --Shak.
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   7. To receive and retain; to contain as a vessel; as, this
      pail holds milk; hence, to be able to receive and retain;
      to have capacity or containing power for.
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            Broken cisterns that can hold no water. --Jer. ii.
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            One sees more devils than vast hell can hold.
                                                  --Shak.
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   8. To accept, as an opinion; to be the adherent of, openly or
      privately; to persist in, as a purpose; to maintain; to
      sustain.
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            Stand fast and hold the traditions which ye have
            been taught.                          --2 Thes.
                                                  ii.15.
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            But still he held his purpose to depart. --Dryden.
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   9. To consider; to regard; to esteem; to account; to think;
      to judge.
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            I hold him but a fool.                --Shak.
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            I shall never hold that man my friend. --Shak.
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            The Lord will not hold him guiltless that taketh his
            name in vain.                         --Ex. xx. 7.
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   10. To bear, carry, or manage; as he holds himself erect; he
       holds his head high.
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             Let him hold his fingers thus.       --Shak.
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   To hold a wager, to lay or hazard a wager. --Swift.

   To hold forth,
       (a) v. t.to offer; to exhibit; to propose; to put
           forward. "The propositions which books hold forth and
           pretend to teach." --Locke.
       (b) v. i. To talk at length; to harangue.

   To held in, to restrain; to curd.

   To hold in hand, to toy with; to keep in expectation; to
      have in one's power. [Obs.]
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            O, fie! to receive favors, return falsehoods,
            And hold a lady in hand.              --Beaw. & Fl.

   To hold in play, to keep under control; to dally with.
      --Macaulay.

   To hold off, to keep at a distance.

   To hold on, to hold in being, continuance or position; as,
      to hold a rider on.

   To hold one's day, to keep one's appointment. [Obs.]
      --Chaucer.

   To hold one's own. To keep good one's present condition
      absolutely or relatively; not to fall off, or to lose
      ground; as, a ship holds her own when she does not lose
      ground in a race or chase; a man holds his own when he
      does not lose strength or weight.

   To hold one's peace, to keep silence.

   To hold out.
       (a) To extend; to offer. "Fortune holds out these to you
           as rewards." --B. Jonson.
       (b) To continue to do or to suffer; to endure. "He can
           not long hold out these pangs." --Shak.

   To hold up.
       (a) To raise; to lift; as, hold up your head.
       (b) To support; to sustain. "He holds himself up in
           virtue."--Sir P. Sidney.
       (c) To exhibit; to display; as, he was held up as an
           example.
       (d) To rein in; to check; to halt; as, hold up your
           horses.
       (e) to rob, usually at gunpoint; -- often with the demand
           to "hold up" the hands.
       (f) To delay.

   To hold water.
       (a) Literally, to retain water without leaking; hence
           (Fig.), to be whole, sound, consistent, without gaps
           or holes; -- commonly used in a negative sense; as,
           his statements will not hold water. [Colloq.]
       (b) (Naut.) To hold the oars steady in the water, thus
           checking the headway of a boat.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Hold \Hold\ (h[=o]ld), n.
   1. The act of holding, as in or with the hands or arms; the
      manner of holding, whether firm or loose; seizure; grasp;
      clasp; grip; possession; -- often used with the verbs take
      and lay.
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            Ne have I not twelve pence within mine hold.
                                                  --Chaucer.
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            Thou should'st lay hold upon him.     --B. Jonson.
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            My soul took hold on thee.            --Addison.
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            Take fast hold of instruction.        --Pror. iv.
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   2. The authority or ground to take or keep; claim.
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            The law hath yet another hold on you. --Shak.
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   3. Binding power and influence.
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            Fear . . . by which God and his laws take the surest
            hold of.                              --Tillotson.
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   4. Something that may be grasped; means of support.
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            If a man be upon an high place without rails or good
            hold, he is ready to fall.            --Bacon.
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   5. A place of confinement; a prison; confinement; custody;
      guard.
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            They . . . put them in hold unto the next day.
                                                  --Acts. iv. 3.
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            King Richard, he is in the mighty hold
            Of Bolingbroke.                       --Shak.
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   6. A place of security; a fortified place; a fort; a castle;
      -- often called a stronghold. --Chaucer.
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            New comers in an ancient hold         --Tennyson.
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   7. (Mus.) A character [thus ?] placed over or under a note or
      rest, and indicating that it is to be prolonged; -- called
      also pause, and corona.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Hold \Hold\, v. i.
   In general, to keep one's self in a given position or
   condition; to remain fixed. Hence:
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   1. Not to move; to halt; to stop; -- mostly in the
      imperative.
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            And damned be him that first cries, "Hold, enough!"
                                                  --Shak.
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   2. Not to give way; not to part or become separated; to
      remain unbroken or unsubdued.
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            Our force by land hath nobly held.    --Shak.
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   3. Not to fail or be found wanting; to continue; to last; to
      endure a test or trial; to abide; to persist.
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            While our obedience holds.            --Milton.
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            The rule holds in land as all other commodities.
                                                  --Locke.
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   4. Not to fall away, desert, or prove recreant; to remain
      attached; to cleave; -- often with with, to, or for.
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            He will hold to the one and despise the other.
                                                  --Matt. vi. 24
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   5. To restrain one's self; to refrain.
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            His dauntless heart would fain have held
            From weeping, but his eyes rebelled.  --Dryden.
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   6. To derive right or title; -- generally with of.
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            My crown is absolute, and holds of none. --Dryden.
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            His imagination holds immediately from nature.
                                                  --Hazlitt.
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   Hold on! Hold up! wait; stop; forbear. [Collog] -- {To
   hold forth}, to speak in public; to harangue; to preach.
      --L'Estrange.

   To hold in, to restrain one's self; as, he wanted to laugh
      and could hardly hold in.

   To hold off, to keep at a distance.

   To hold on, to keep fast hold; to continue; to go on. "The
      trade held on for many years," --Swift.

   To hold out, to last; to endure; to continue; to maintain
      one's self; not to yield or give way.

   To hold over, to remain in office, possession, etc., beyond
      a certain date.

   To hold to or To hold with, to take sides with, as a
      person or opinion.

   To hold together, to be joined; not to separate; to remain
      in union. --Dryden. --Locke.

   To hold up.
      (a) To support one's self; to remain unbent or unbroken;
          as, to hold up under misfortunes.
      (b) To cease raining; to cease to stop; as, it holds up.
          --Hudibras.
      (c) To keep up; not to fall behind; not to lose ground.
          --Collier.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Corona \Co*ro"na\ (k?-r?"n?), n.; pl. L. Coron[ae] (-n?), E.
   Coronas (-n?z). [L. corona crown. See Crown.]
   1. A crown or garland bestowed among the Romans as a reward
      for distinguished services.
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   2. (Arch.) The projecting part of a Classic cornice, the
      under side of which is cut with a recess or channel so as
      to form a drip. See Illust. of Column.
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   3. (Anat.) The upper surface of some part, as of a tooth or
      the skull; a crown.
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   4. (Zool.) The shelly skeleton of a sea urchin.
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   5. (Astronomy) A peculiar luminous appearance, or aureola,
      which surrounds the sun, and which is seen only when the
      sun is totally eclipsed by the moon.
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   6. (Bot.)
      (a) An inner appendage to a petal or a corolla, often
          forming a special cup, as in the daffodil and jonquil.
      (b) Any crownlike appendage at the top of an organ.
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   7. (Meteorol.)
      (a) A circle, usually colored, seen in peculiar states of
          the atmosphere around and close to a luminous body, as
          the sun or moon.
      (b) A peculiar phase of the aurora borealis, formed by
          the concentration or convergence of luminous beams
          around the point in the heavens indicated by the
          direction of the dipping needle.
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   8. A crown or circlet suspended from the roof or vaulting of
      churches, to hold tapers lighted on solemn occasions. It
      is sometimes formed of double or triple circlets, arranged
      pyramidically. Called also corona lucis. --Fairholt.
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   9. (Mus.) A character [[pause]] called the pause or hold.
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